For this revised edition, three new age-appropriate forms were developed: Primary, Intermediate, and Adolescent. All three forms of the inventory provide a Global Self-Esteem Quotient (GSEQ). The Intermediate and Adolescent Forms provide self-esteem scores in four areas: Academic, General, Parental/Home, and Social. The Adolescent Form provides an additional self-esteem score: Personal Self-Esteem. A defensive measure also is provided to assess the extent to which an individual's responses are guarded.
The CFSEI-3 is easy to administer and score. It can be administered to individuals or groups in 15-20 minutes. Responses (simple yes-or-no answers) can either be written or spoken. Newly designed Profile/Scoring Forms are easy to use.
- Standardised on a sample of 1,727 individuals from 17 states; the normative group was stratified on the basis of geographic region, gender, race, rural or urban residence, ethnicity, family income, parent education, and disability.
- Highly reliable (average internal consistency coefficients range from .81 to .93; time sampling coefficients range from .72 to .98).
- Correlates strongly with other measures of self-esteem and self-concept.
- Assesses self-esteem in a culturally fair manner. (A full chapter in the CFSEI-3 Manual is devoted to the test's bias.).